Local Alliances

Local Alliances


The city RIKEN Yokohama calls home brands itself as “Yokohama, City of Life Science,” so we have developed strong partnerships with the municipal and prefectural governments.

We also eagerly engage the local community through efforts such as education programs in cooperation with Yokohama high schools and universities, and collaborative research with other R&D institutes in Kanagawa Prefecture.


Collaborations with YCU

In collaboration with neighboring Yokohama City University (YCU), RIKEN Yokohama fosters young scientists who will be instrumental in building life science research over the coming decades. RIKEN researchers visit YCU as guest professors and provide guidance for students as part of a cooperative graduate school agreement, and YCU graduate school students can take advantage of instruction opportunities in our advanced research environment.

Collaborations with YCU

Collaborations with YSFH

RIKEN contributes to the science education of high school students in various ways to help foster a new generation of science-literate youth. We have a cooperative agreement with Yokohama Science Frontier High School (YSFH), the first high school in Kanagawa Prefecture to specialize in science and mathematics, in which RIKEN researchers act as science and technical advisors for the school. We also provide guided tours of our research facilities for student groups, instruct student volunteers for RIKEN Yokohama Open Day events, and set up a RIKEN exhibition booth at the annual YSFH Fest. We also hold joint programs with YSFH and international schools in Yokohama.

Collaborations with YSFHJoint program with YSFH and
Saint Maur International School

Joint Research

Joint Research with Prefectural Institutes

RIKEN works with prefectural research institutions such as Kanagawa Prefectural Fisheries Technology Center and Kanagawa Prefectural Institute of Public Health as part of its collaborative agreement with Kanagawa Prefecture so that our research outcomes can pass back into the hands of prefectural residents as rapidly as possible. Joint research themes include technology development for flounder (flatfish) hatcheries and construction of an internationally compliant, comprehensive biochemical assay database for predicting carcinogenic chemicals.

Joint Research with Prefectural InstitutesKanagawa Prefectual Institute of Public Health


Local Events

RIKEN Yokohama participates in various events to make people in the local community familiar with science as well as our research findings. Our annual “Open Day” event and participation in the Yokohama Science Frontier High School (YSFH) Culture Fest and other exhibitions exemplify the above-mentioned local events. We also hold “Science Cafés” in Yokohama and surrounding areas, in which RIKEN researchers and the local community people talk about science in a casual manner.

Local EventsYSFH festival

Yokohama Health and Productivity Management Accreditation (Class AAA)

Yokohama Health and Productivity Management Accreditation (Class AAA)

In January 2019, RIKEN Yokohama was recognized as one of the offices winning the Yokohama Health and Productivity Management Accreditation (Class AAA)

●What is the Yokohama Health and Productivity Management Accreditation
(The City of Yokohama's web site)

●Certificate of the Yokohama Health and Productivity Management (Image: PDF 504KB)

Logo-mark of Yokohama Health and Productivity <br />
Management Accreditation

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